#CSUN15 wrap up

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Friday, 6 March 2015 12:22pm

The world’s major accessibility conference, the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (#CSUN15) is close to wrapping up. If you missed some of the big sessions or want a handy recap on hot accessibility (#a11y) topics this year, check out Media Access Australia’s interviews with some of the key presenters.

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Word and PDF accessibility

Freedom Scientific (@FreedomSci), makers of the JAWS screen reader, and Actuate (@Actuate), providers of PDF accessibility software, discuss the progress made toward greater Word and PDF document accessibility.

Accessible charts and information graphics

Fred Esch, Accessibility Lead, Watson Innovations IBM (@IBMWatson), on the access challenges associated with charts and other information graphics, and the approaches designers and developers should take to address them.

The drivers and case for document accessibility

David Herr and Greg Pisocky from NetCentric Technologies, maker of the CommonLook (@CommonLook) suite of tools, talk document accessibility and the major access issues associated with online documents.

IAAP’s CEO Chris Peck

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (@IAAPOrg), the body created to promote the development of an accessibility profession, turns one year old this March. IAAP’s CEO, Chris Peck, spoke to Media Access Australia about the organisation’s achievements so far. 

Vision Australia on document accessibility

Neil King, National Manager Digital Access at Vision Australia (@visionaustralia) on making improvements in document accessibility, and the launch of Vision Australia’s newly created Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT).

The importance of accessible gaming

Accessible gaming advocate Ian Hamilton (@ianhamilton_) spoke to Media Access Australia on the importance of accessible gaming, and why accessible gaming is an area that accessibility professionals should pay more attention to.

Accessible PDFs and the potential of PDF/UA

Accessibil-IT’s Karen McCall (@accessibilit) on the impact of the PDF/UA ISO standard for accessible PDFs, and why the effects of the standard will be not just more consistent structure but empowerment for people with disabilities.

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